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Habitat III PrepCom Recognizes Urbanization as Key to Sustainable Development[viewed]

Participants called for inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and human settlements at the first Preparatory Committee for the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), which will take place in 2016. They recognized Habitat III as an opportunity to create a coherent, integrated urban agenda and ensure urbanization's contribution to sustainable development, particularly within the context of the post-2015 development agenda.

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UNESCO Paper Links Education to Sustainable Development[viewed]

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched a policy paper promoting education as a prerequisite for sustainable development, and highlighting the role of education in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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CBD Secretariat Issues Notification on Disaster Risk Reduction[viewed]

The notification stresses the role of ecosystem degradation in natural disasters, and the role of ecosystem conservation in DRR, and explains the relevance of DRR to a number of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. Furthermore, the letter mentions findings by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on the impact of climate change on disaster events, and attention paid to DRR in the context of the post-2015 development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Experts Evaluate Proposed SDGs on Inclusive Development[viewed]

The UN University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), the Earth System Governance project, and the Sustainability Transition beyond 2015 project (POST2015 Project) published a policy brief evaluating the inclusiveness of the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ‘Sustainable Development Goals and Inclusive Development' is the fifth in the POST2015/UNU-IAS Policy Brief Series.

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Report Evaluates Progress on Global Partnership for Development[viewed]

The MDG Gap Task Force released a report evaluating global progress toward Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 8, the Global Partnership for Development. 'MDG Gap Task Force Report 2014: The State of the Global Partnership for Development' finds that a number of targets under MDG 8 have been achieved, while progress under others has been slow.

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USAID Publication Examines ‘Last Mile' in Ending Extreme Poverty[viewed]

Understanding the "last mile" of extreme poverty is critical to ending it, and achieving progress toward the post-2015 development agenda, according to a publication released by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The authors of ‘The Last Mile in Ending Extreme Poverty' - Laurence Chandry and Homi Kharas of The Brookings Institution - discuss two competing narratives on ending poverty, in attempt to determine "what it will take."

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Event: Launch of SE4ALL Global Energy Efficiency Accelerating Platform[viewed]

A luncheon will mark the launch of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Global Energy Efficiency Accelerating Platform, where those countries, cities, companies, international organizations and civil society partners will be honored.

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Event: High-Level Event: Implementing Sustainable Energy for All[viewed]

This high-level event will include sessions on: financing sustainable energy for all, including a presentation of the report from the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF); investing in energy efficiency; accelerating innovation in renewable energy; and scaling up at the country level.

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UNGA 69 Opening Highlights Climate Summit, Responsibility for Post-2015 Agenda[viewed]

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) opened its 69th Session, which will convene under the theme, ‘Delivering on and Implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda,' on 16 September 2014, in New York, US.

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UNGA 68 Closes, Reflects on Progress Towards Post-2015 Agenda[viewed]

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) concluded its 68th Session with a plenary session in the renovated General Assembly Hall, reflecting on its achievements toward formulating the post-2015 development agenda and future priorities, including continued efforts to revitalize and reform the UN. UNGA 68 adopted over 300 resolutions and 80 decisions on a range of issues, including on financing for development (FfD) and the rule of law at national and international levels, and convened the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

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